The Western Riverside Environmental Fund was set up in April 1999 as a partnership between the Western Riverside Waste Authority and Groundwork UK. To date over £4 million has been made available to environmental projects within the boroughs of Lambeth, Wandsworth, Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington & Chelsea.
The fund utilises landfill tax credits arising from household rubbish and other waste handled by the Authority’s waste transfer stations at Smugglers Way, Wandsworth and Cringle Dock, Battersea. Contributions to the fund have been made by Landfill Operators – Cory Environmental.
Applications are invited from projects which work with local communities to promote environmental and biodiversity improvements in the four boroughs. As WREF is closing and this is to be the final round of funding, applicants are asked to describe in their applications what works their project would consist of if they were awarded £8,000, £10,000 or £12,000.